Coyote in Plainfield?
Maybe that explains the smelly, mauled carcass that Maria and I encountered a few weeks ago on the Randolph Road border of Cedar Brook Park. I surmised that a hawk may have made the kill, never imagining that a coyote might be in the vicinity.
Coyotes are not always brown, as I thought. They can be black, blond or red, according to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. They hunt both day and night.
Read more here.
Anyone who sees a coyote is advised to notify both the police and the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Many people see deer in the city and on my block near Park & Seventh we have seen skunks, raccoons and opossums. Sometimes a rabbit can be seen nibbling grass in front of Municipal Court on Watchung Avenue. A few years ago, a black bear wandered into the West End and climbed a tree on Grant Avenue. Coyotes have increased in number and it is quite possible that they are invading urban areas.